The Hand of Fatima

4.9 (9)
8 days 7 nights
Spain
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Midscale
Upscale
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

The route presents an excellent opportunity to explore the key aspects of Andalusia, including its horse culture and rich history. This journey takes us through the region's stunning natural landscapes, diverse gastronomy and renowned historic sites. The adventure starts with a four-day horseback ride in the Sierra Nevada National Park, where we will witness the transition from high mountain terrain to fertile Mediterranean valleys. 

Along the way, we will pass through various mountain villages that have long served as meeting points for Arab and Christian influences. These villages are renowned for their exquisite cured hams and local wine. Additionally, we'll visit the Alhambra in Granada and the magnificent Mosque of Cordoba, both designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. During the final two days in Cordoba, we will have the opportunity to visit the Spanish Pure Bred Horses Royal Stables and enjoy some horseback riding amidst the picturesque olive groves that dot the landscape. 

US$ 1 900
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía, Granada, Capileira
Available dates
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Rafael B.
Rafael B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I chose to leave the busy city life of Madrid and settle in a peaceful mountain village. I embarked on my horse-riding journey in the Alpujarras over two decades ago. Fluent in Spanish, French and English. Be sure that you'll have an incredible riding vacation.

Tour highlights

Andalusian Riding
You'll learn Spanish Western Dressage, see an equestrian show and ride Spanish Pure Breed horses.
See the Best of Cordoba
The May Fair, the Mosque and “Cordoba Ecuestre”
Granada Visit
You can visit the Alhambra, the Albaicín or the Arab Hamman to relax

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

The guide will provide a warm welcome and introduction. You will enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the hotel Finca Los Llanos (or a similar hotel) in Capileira.

No riding.

Overnight: Hotel Finca Los Llanos

Day 2
Bubión – Trevélez
Day 3
Trevélez – Juviles – Los Bérchules
Day 4
Los Bérchules – Cádiar
Day 5
Cádiar – Bubión
Day 6
Capileira – Granada – Cordoba
Day 7
Cordoba – Palma del Río
Day 8
Palma del Río – Granada
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

It's recommended to confidently walk, trot and canter on horseback.

Horses Breed: Spanish Cross horses.

Tack: from English to Spanish and Western saddles. The bridles are English.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Upscale
Hotel
7 nights

The lodging options consist of small, family-owned hotels with 2 or 3-star ratings along the route.

Single supplement: €200

When clients do not request a single room, but there isn't another rider to share a room with, they will need to pay the 75% of the single supplement.

2 nights
Hotel Finca Los Llanos 3*

Or similar if unavailable.

1 night
Hotel La Fragua 2*
1 night
Hotel Cercado 3*
1 night
Hotel Alquería de Morayma 2*
1 night
Hotel Selu 3*
1 night
Hotel Monasterio de San Francisco 3*

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía, Granada, Capileira
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Weather conditions along the route
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • meals;
  • riding;
  • visit to the Finca Almuzara;
  • visit to the Mosque of Cordoba;
  • English speaking guide.

Extras

  • flights;
  • extra drinks;
  • tips and personal expenses;
  • tickets for the Alhambra;
  • lunch in Granada D6;
  • transfers out of program;
  • transfer to/from the airport;
  • VAT;
  • single supplement.

Group size

up to 7 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

What kind of food will be served?

Local traditional dishes, very delicious. 

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Tour reviews

4.9
Based on 9 reviews
  • M
    Michael
    26 Apr, 2024
    about provider
    first and foremost, Rafael is a great guide. the other riders were all nice, evreyone got along well. its important as other rides we have been on can be spoiled by one bad rider. the villages we passed through were wonderful complete with water fountains for the horses. there are some suggestions but we have already let Rafael know. Overall, highly recommend Rafael and his helper Paco
    26 Apr, 2024
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    Amer
    5 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    My wife and I went on a great ride with Rafael. I'm new to riding, and he was really understanding and patient with me. I learned a lot while taking in the amazing views.
    5 Feb, 2024
  • M
    Marina
    16 Jan, 2024
    about provider
    Acompañé a mis dos amigas en un paseo porque me gustan mucho los caballos. Rafa y Paco fueron muy amables, Rafa nos acompañó durante todo el recorrido, que fue maravilloso; paisajes hermosos y conversaciones agradables. Recomiendo mucho esta experiencia si quieres disfrutar de un agradable momento en la naturaleza con caballos nobles. Definitivamente volveremos.
    16 Jan, 2024

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